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'''William Godwin''' (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was an English journalist, political philosophy|political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern proponent of anarchism. Godwin is most famous for two books that he published within the space of a year: ''Political Justice|An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice'', an attack on political institutions, and ''Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams'', which attacks Aristocracy (class)|aristocratic privilege, but also is the first mystery novel. Based on the success of both, Godwin featured prominently in the radical circles of London in the 1790s. In the ensuing conservative reaction to Radicalism (historical)|British radicalism, Godwin was attacked, in part because of his marriage to the pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft in 1797 and Memoirs...
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Birth placeWisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
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Death placeLondon, England
SpouseMary Wollstonecraft
Alma matterHoxton Academy
Notable works''Enquiry Concerning Political Justice'', ''Things as They Are; or, The Adventures of Caleb Williams|Things as They Are''
EraAge of Enlightenment
RegionBritish philosophy
School traditionPhilosophical anarchism
Utilitarianism
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